On Monday I wrote about my Game Changers, things I do every day (or just about) to connect to my spirit and change my day for the better. Today, I’m mentioning three more things that I add in at least once a week. These promote good feelings and vitality and perspective and balance. And if you make them part of your weekly routine, I’m sure you’ll notice the difference.
Get outside. Now I’m not a big hiker or backwoods kind of gal. But I do take time, just about every day to go out on the back deck, look at the pond and notice the trees overhead. When I can get to the ocean I’m happy. And the occasional hike on a nature trail feels good. Research shows that just looking at greenspace reduces stress. But, it also puts me in touch with the Universal energy. The one that creates the magnificence of the mountains and the trees and me.
Do something new. I’m a predictable soul, so it takes conscious effort to add in something new every week. But, since I’ve been doing it I feel energized. Intrigued. More aware. It’s just fun to do something different. Sometimes it’s as simple as a new route around the neighborhood or going to a different park on a playdate. Other times it’s trying new food, or visiting the theater. Try it, it adds a bit of spice and passion to your week.
Reframe the tough times. This a is a big aspect of my class on the Daily Om and I whole-heartedly believe in it as a practical approach to change your day. When things seem tough, take a new perspective. There are multiple sides to every issue and circumstance. By reframing you challenge yourself to find something other than the bad-news story you’ve been telling yourself . You take a look at other possibilities. Then, you can go with the one that feels better. I use this all the time to keep perspective and recognize the good in even the troubling times.
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